Friday, October 3, 2014

Haere rā Hone

Seems like Hone's had a 'come to Jesus' talk with himself and conceded the Te Tai Tokerau seat to Kelvin Davis.   You can read it all here.

With the old Hone at least you knew where he was coming from.   Things changed when he sold his 'Mana' for 30 pieces of silver.

His legacy .... well, he brightened up a hell of a lot of lives around 9.57 pm on Saturday 20 September 2014.


smttc said...

Good riddance.

Angry Tory said...

From the ballot box back to the Armalite.

smttc said...

Loved the bit about how he would not have had to put his principles at such a high risk if kids and poor could people vote.

Heh. What a load of rubbish. He really does believe people are stupid just because his own true believers are.

JC said...

I would never write an obit on Hone's career because I'm sure we will see lots more of him. But I can suggest his career to date has been akin to the fastest and most durable runner away from his core concerns about Maori child poverty in Northland.

His career has been about every activity that would trivialize poverty whether use of the baseball bat, dereliction of duty, racism or alliance with KDC.

His devotion to himself makes Winston look like a piker.. but like Winston he will be back.. he has the magic words of child poverty.


Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Apparently he is proud of 'what he has achieved.'

Funny thing is, what he has a achieved is one of this century;s great mysteries.

smttc said...

Adolf, he has not achieved a fucking thing. Which if you read his speech carefully he readily acknowledges.

All he is acknowledging is his advocacy.

The Veteran said...

Hone's 'effectiveness' as an advocate for his constituency was an illusion created by Hone. He never understood Parliament (and was hardly ever there).

His comment yesterday concerning his legacy being his Private Members Bill 'Feed the Kids', locked in and ready to go supported by Labour, Greens and the Maori Party, goes to show how little he understood about parliamentary process.
The reality is that the Bill dropped off the Order Paper the moment Parliament was dissolved in the lead up to the election.

Hone never understood what it meant to be sitting round the decision table. He took himself out of that equation and, as a consequence and putting aside all the cant and hubris, achieved nowt, zip, zero, nothing ... nothing at all.

A failed 'John Frum'.